Training consists of three elements. Firstly theory, where all trainees must complete a 25 question theory paper with passing marks of 80%. Secondly pre-shift checks, where all trainees must be able to thoroughly check their truck for faults before operating. And finally the practical element, where the trainees are expected to drive the truck through a testing practical course.
All courses are based on the ITSSAR syllabus and assume a ratio of three trainees to one instructor. For fewer trainees the times may be reduced
- Novice: 37.5 hours or 5 days
- Experienced (un-licensed): 20 hours or 3 days
- Refresher: 1 day